Of the many survival games to spring up in the wake of DayZ's success, there are few that have garnered as much attention and players as ARK: Survival Evolved. It takes all the best elements of a good survival game, such as resource gathering and base building, and then throws in a vast island full of dinosaurs for you to defeat and tame. Who doesn't want to tame an army of raptors?
The core game itself has been in Early Access for a while, and the developers have been adding content at a fairly frequent pace. Sure, you could argue that it's sometimes untested and unoptimised, not to mention the whole business of having a paid expansion pack for an unreleased game... but it's still a game that the developers are continuing to work on. There's plenty of fun to be had here.
Of course, the fun of the base game may eventually grow stale and familiar. Sometimes you want to spice up the game with something new and interesting. Thankfully, ARK has a solid modding scene that is constantly delivering balance tweaks, new features and even total overhauls.
We've taken the liberty of assembling a list of some of the most interesting, creative and popular mods or conversions for your playing pleasure. With luck, you'll find something that piques your interest!